Catherine Franz, 413 Allenhurst Ave., Ridgway, died peacefully at home on Aug. 13, 2012. She was 83 years old. The great joy in Cathy’s life was her children, and she was blessed to have four children near her side as she passed into heaven: Chip Franz of Raleigh, N.C., Mark “Rusty” Franz of Ridgway; Tammi Rossi, formerly of Ridgway and now residing in Kutztown, and Candi Gross of Sykesville.Bubba, as she is affectionately known, leaves this world a better place. Per her request, no formal service to mourn her death will be held and her ashes will be spread upon this earth without ceremony. Her spirit of love is remembered and lives on in the lives of her many children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and all those who had the blessing of knowing her. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Cathy’s name to Community Nurses Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857. Arrangements are under the direction of the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home.